Over the years I have had mild success, in minor competitions and now-defunct journals - something of a theme of my life. One of them was Greenwich Window, in which the poem Jimmy Carruthers, appeared in 1974. Readers may like to know that Carruthers was a southpaw bantamweight boxer who was Australia's first world champion.
My most recent published work, As It Is, appeared Live Canon 2017 Anthology.
I saw you. You served me.
You had a shop at Avalon,
Near the beach.
How I dreamed when I saw your belts,
Proud on the wall.
A little boy stared in awe
But all you did was give him a Cherry Ripe.